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Guide to the Scottish Opera

Richard Burkhard (Papageno), Magic Flute 2012 © Ken Dundas

It's opera for all in Scottish Opera's new season

Scottish Opera launches an eclectic mix of main house productions, touring activity and a large emphasis on youngsters in Scotland’s Year of Young People.
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EdinburghEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Stuart Stratford; Oliver Mears; Scottish Opera; Annemarie Woods; Samuel Dale Johnson; Natalya Romaniw

BelfastEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Stuart Stratford; Oliver Mears; Scottish Opera; Annemarie Woods; Samuel Dale Johnson; Natalya Romaniw

PaisleyPagliacci

Pagliacci
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Stuart Stratford; Bill Bankes-Jones; Scottish Opera; Tim Meacock; Anna Patalong; Ronald Samm

HaddingtonThe Burning Fiery Furnace

Britten: The Burning Fiery Furnace
Derek Clark; Jenny Ogilvie; Scottish Opera; Scottish Opera Chorus; The Orchestra of Scottish Opera
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Romaniw thrills in Scottish Opera’s epic Eugene Onegin

Natalya Romaniw (Tatyana) © James Glossop
Director Oliver Mears turns Scottish Opera’s Eugene Onegin into a memory play, with fine singing from a strong cast starring Natalya Romaniv as a thrilling Tatyana.  
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Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

Laura Zigmantaite (Dryad), Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Elizabeth Cragg (Naiad) and Lucy Hall (Echo) © Richard Campbell
Antony McDonald’s take on Ariadne auf Naxos, a co-production from Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park, sparkles with wit. 
****1
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Witty and poignant tale of airport life at Scottish Opera

Jennifer France (The Controller) © James Glossop
Jonathan Dove’s witty Flight at Scottish Opera is finely sung by a tight ensemble with standout performances from Jennifer France and James Laing.
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Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn © Jane Hobson
Alex Otterburn as East End Eddy gives a towering performance in Scottish Opera’s revival of its Edinburgh Festival production of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Greek.
****1
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